Denver listed among U.S. cities that have changed the most in past 10 years

Posted at 8:23 AM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 10:23:46-04

DENVER -- If you’ve lived in Denver long, you probably find yourself saying things like “This city sure has changed.”

It’s not just you – according to a new report, Denver is among U.S. cities that have seen the biggest changes in the past decade.

Denver tied with Portland, Oregon for fifth place on Magnify Money’s list.

What, exactly, has changed? Magnify Money looked at nine things in particular: Commute times, building permits, median age, employment rates, income, home prices, rent prices, crime rates and recent moves.

Unsurprisingly, Denver’s biggest changes in the past 10 years have been in the area of housing. Rents have gone up 60 percent and home prices are up 35 percent, according to Magnify Money. That makes Denver numbers two and three for those particular metrics, respectively.

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Employment and income also are up in the Mile High City, with increases of 23 percent and 31 percent, respectively.

The title of “most changed” went to Austin, Texas, while Birmingham, Alabama has changed the least in the past 10 years, according to Magnify Money.

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